How Do You Measure Worth?

How Do You Measure Worth?

“A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values.” ~Marcus Aurelius

Wealth can be measured in a myriad of ways, not solely money.

One can be wealthy with ideas, or friends, or humour.

A person can measure the value of their worth in contributions to charitable causes, or to the upbringing of a child, or to the strengthening of their character, or to the betterment of their community, country, or the world.

Someone else might base their worth on influence, or impact, or position, or power.

Others might measure by spirits encouraged, or hopes restored, or lives uplifted.

Some keep score by ownership—their stuff—an extension of the money yardstick.

In most corners of the world, money seems to be the most popular and socially acceptable way to quantify worth.

The real question becomes: How much would you be worth if you lost all your money?

Your answer to that question is your true measuring stick and the only ruler that matters in the long run.

Makes for a gentler way to live, too, and you could probably use a little more gentle in your life, couldn’t you?

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” ~John Ruskin


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Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

If your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more authentically and thus collaborate more productively. Not only on the job, but also in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses.

Experiential learning through interactive workshops and coaching combines these three essential components with real-world application. By heightening self-awareness, enhancing emotional intelligence (EQ), and reinforcing accountability people become better communicators and self-managers.

I’ve been driving new kinds of conversations my entire career. Clear, confident, congruent conversations that generate change. The kind of conversations that create real collaboration. The kind that build your business—and your character.


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